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ISGM Podcast: The Concert #2 - Mozart Mini-Marathon

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ISGM Podcast: The Concert #2 - Mozart Mini-Marathon




Join us for two performances celebrating the 250th birthday of music’s most notorious prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These concerts, recorded live during our Mozart Marathon in January 2006, feature some of our favorite soloists as well as the Gardner Chamber Orchestra, the museum’s resident ensemble. To start, violinist Corey Cerovsek and pianist Jeremy Denk perform Mozart’s delightful violin sonata in E minor. Then, Corey is joined by violist Kim Kashkashian and the Gardner Chamber Orchestra for a fiery rendition of Mozart’s violin-versus-viola showdown, his Sinfonia Concertante. Mozart himself was a violist, like our Music Director (and violist) Scott Nickrenz. Perhaps when he wrote this piece he was trying to settle the age-old rivalry between violists and violinists. Mozart challenges the technical boundaries of both instruments and asks the question: can a violist keep up with a violinist?

Recorded live in the Tapestry Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is pleased to share this concert under a Creative Commons Music Sharing License. For details see www.gardnermuseum.org.


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Reviewer: coolpolitealex - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2013
Subject: Alex's view
Thank you very very much for some lovely music played excellently
Reviewer: Ouiserthatsme - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2009
Subject: Divine Mozart!
What a beautiful performance!! Thank you so much!!!
Reviewer: Zaorish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2007
Subject: Mozart, for the win
It's hard to go wrong with some sweet live Mozart. There is just a little bit of depth (reverb/echo) in this recording, and while I'd like a little more, this sounds excellent as it is. Definitely worth the download!
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